This beautiful variety of inodora just finished its flowering season – its var “Belize” and it’s very handsome variety of inodora to have in one’s collection.
It flowers with large, sculptured lime-green color blooms with a few red specks on the petals displaying full, showy blooms with red “eyes” and golden color middle. The scent is very strong herbal/spicy/medicinal with many undertones to it and it’s very stable, lasting a long time.
Most of the inodora’s stanhopeas native to wet mountain forests of Mexico and Nicaragua, displaying white-colored, unscented blooms, however this variety from Belize have different coloring and smell, making it another desired stanhopea for a collection.
It needs slightly different cultivation techniques to bring it to flower – it prefers drier and warmer winter situation and a lot of watering during active growing season. It’s very generous and fast growing stanhopea, sending many flower spikes during blooming time.
Stanhopea inodora “Belize” is another special and beautiful stanhopea to love and to admire.